About Event Resources
We Believe all event attendees deserve a pleasant experience
Our team strives to make each event a success. We want all events to sound and look well. Most importantly be worry free for the person planning it.
Both large and small organizations turn to us for our understanding of their industries and objectives for their events. Our clients come from many sectors, including nonprofit, corporate, educational, retail, government and associations.
Our credentials include an enviable reputation, an exciting track record of more than 12,000 events and a growing and impressive client list of organizations that come back to us again and again.
See our 25th Anniversary brochure for a recap of our exciting history.
Meet our team
Arnold Berman President
Arnold is the greater Hartford area’s go-to man for event production. If you work in this region and you hold events, it’s a sure bet you’ve heard of him. A leader in the event industry since 1989, Arnold’s commitment to excellence and creativity is unparalleled. Arnold’s background includes a degree in theater and design, and posts as production manager at both the Austin Arts Center and the Hartford Ballet.
Lee Simmons Director of Client Services and Marketing
Lee is involved with many areas here at Event Resources. He is responsible for all client services and marketing initiatives. He came to Event Resources with an extensive television production background. He Previously worked at local stations WFSB Channel 3, FOX 61, WTNH Channel 8, and WesternMass News. His Television career had him in two different roles. A Newscast Director and in Sales. Lee is also currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Television Production courses at the University of Hartford.
Stacy Taylor Director of Finance and Human Resources
Stacy’s our chief of numbers who holds the purse strings, expedites billing and keeps the office in order. She makes sure payroll is in on time, clients are billed accurately and that we get paid for our hard work. When she’s not having fun with Quickbooks, she’s enjoying her obsession of keeping our systems organized! Stacy also handles all of our Human Resources’ responsibilities.
Prince Clarke Assistant Warehouse Manager and Crew Chief
As assistant warehouse manager, Prince is always on the move. He maintains a pleasant attitude with everyone while keeping the pace consistent and productive. If you have a question, ask Prince… he’ll have an answer. Prince also works very hard to maintain our vehicles and drapery, which can present quite a challenge at times. In his free time, he plays recreational soccer.
Maria Coulombe Executive Assistant
Maria has been supporting senior level managers for over 25 years. She helps manage daily activities for the president and even helps him keep his desk organized. Maria has worked for an investment bank, an advertising agency, as well as a private equity firm. When she is not busy at work, Maria spends her time meditating, practicing Reiki, and enjoying her rescued dog and parrot.
Josh Dobson Project Manager and A/V Technician
With over 20 years of experience, Josh has an extensive background in the music and event production industry. As an international tour manager and audio engineer for several popular bands as well an audio/visual technician in New York City and Fairfield County, his expertise in providing clients with the perfect combination of equipment and personal service goes a long way in making their event as worry-free as possible. These days, Josh gets much enjoyment spending his free time caring for his family and home.
Stephanie Famiano Production Manager
Stephanie’s understanding and appreciation of our client’s needs stem from 20 years in Customer Service, Sales, Administrative Support, and Event Planning. While Stephanie primarily plans and manages events, she is also responsible for our social media, and is a resource to our staff. She approaches each task with high energy and a sense of humor. When not working, Stephanie trains for marathons, manages a charity, and enjoys her friends and family.
Kate Gage Production Manager and Operations Associate
Kate has been involved in technical theatre for 15 years. She earned a BFA in Technical Direction from North Carolina school of the Arts. She has spent most of her career in scenic shops doing carpentry and metal fabrication. She also has professional experience in lighting, audio, house management, and event coordination. With Kate, you will get a smile and great sense of humor.
Jennifer Hedges Production Manager
Jenn’s experience in the New York City theatre industry translates well into the event production world. Her degree in theatre from CCSU was expertly applied as an Assistant Stage Manager for Transport Group and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she served as Associate Company Manager. With her theatre management skills and an eye for details, your event is sure to be a smash hit!
Jorden Howard A/V Technician and Crew Chief
While earning his degree in audio engineering technology from the University of Hartford, Jorden worked on-campus as an audio technician, event planner, and freelance audio technician in the local market. Jorden brings to us his passion for keeping up with the latest trends in audio, video and lighting, a strong work ethic, and a fun attitude.
AJ Judge Production Manager
AJ’s background and expertise in sound, video, lighting and production is a tremendous asset to our clients. He brings your event to life by coordinating all the necessary equipment and technical system requirements. His 20 years of expertise in the rock and roll business included tours with NRBQ and the Dixie Dregs. In the off-chance that AJ has free time, he’s into birding and photography.
Clifton Longman Warehouse Manager and Crew Chief
Clifton takes his responsibility as our warehouse manager very seriously by maintaining an immaculate warehouse and dock. His organizational skills are clearly seen in his work and how he prepares the necessary event equipment to be shipped out or returned. Clifton is can set aside his serious attitude to laugh along with the rest of us and promote an environment of enjoyable leadership and teamwork. He likes to visit his family in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Billy Montgomery Production Coordinator and Crew Chief
William (Billy) Montgomery has been in the production industry for a decade now. He has traveled up and down the East Coast and beyond, producing and installing events. Now he works even more behind the scenes as a Production Coordinator and as a Crew Chief. With a wide range of talents and experience, Billy brings a unique skill set to the table. When he’s not working on an event, Billy can be found teaching swing dance somewhere in the New England area or spending time with family and friends.
Elizabeth Patrick Production Manager
Elizabeth (“Beth”) Patrick has been immersed in the theatrical and special events world for her entire career, starting with a dual B.S. in Modern Dance and Technical Theatre, graduate studies in Lighting Design, and years of production experience with professional NY and CT dance companies. She has an eye for balance and a talent for adding the right amount of pizazz to make your event special. Beth is a volunteer for a local dog rescue group and studies martial arts.
Swain Wallace Senior Crew Chief
As our senior crew supervisor, Swain has worked with various size crews to bring the plan and vision of our clients’ events to fruition. He has the perfect temperament for running events: cool, calm and professional. Swain’s varied talents are greatly valued by our customers. He is amazing at remembering customer requests and details from past events, and his carpentry skills result in custom production elements for our clients.